Saturday, June 1, 2013

Liberty Bell

In 1950 The U.S. Department of the Treasury presented this miniature Liberty Bell to Iowa as a thank you for the states efforts of the previous 10 years in war-bond drives. Governor William Beardsley appropriately dedicated this symbol of independence on Independence Day. The bell was cast in Annery-le-Vieux, France and weighs 2,000 pounds.

It is located at the Iowa State Capitol Complex as part of the Monuments and Memorials Tour.

Previous articles in the series:
Allison Monument
American Revolution
Bicentennial Fountain
Bicentennial Time Capsule
Centennial Time Capsule
Christopher Columbus Memorial
Crocker Memorial
Daniel Cooper Memorial Tree
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Flagpole
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Bench
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Sundial
Great Seal of Iowa
Japanese Bell and Bell House
Korean War Memorial

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